Playing With: Suicide by Cop
: A depressed individual wants to end his/her own life by the hands of another individual.
- Straight: Bob pulls his gun on Officer Alice, who shoots him with her own gun.
- Bob storms an army base, intending to be killed by the base guards.
- Bob's nation starts a war with a larger nation, intending to be destroyed.
- Downplayed: Officer Alice shoots Bob after he pulls a gun on her, but the wounds gravely injure rather than kill him.
- Bob wants his heirs to collect his life insurance.
- Bob is too cowardly to commit suicide himself.
- Bob (or his religion/moral code) sees suicide as wrong.
- Bob goads the police officer into killing innocent bystanders.
- Bob shoots the police officer.
- A depressed cop attempts suicide by gangster.
- Bob can't go through with this method of suicide either.
- Officer Alice uses a taser or pepper spray instead.
- Double Subverted:
- Officer Alice sees Bob draw his gun and shoots him before he can put it away.
- Bob has a pacemaker or allergic reaction and the taser/pepper spray kills him anyway.
- Parodied: Bob tries to commit suicide by mall-cop. He only succeeds in getting banned from the mall.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Bob commits suicide at his own hands.
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: I Cannot Self-Terminate + Death Seeker
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Officer Alice ends up traumatized when she realizes later that Bob's weapon was fake/unloaded and he needed help.
- Reconstructed: Officer Alice realizes Bob's intention and escorts him to a hospital for help, where he gets better.
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